Fed Square, Melbourne

A perfect place to come together

Supporting a sustainable city landmark
Melbourne’s meeting place

The technology behind livability

A commitment to sustainability has helped Fed Square become a carbon neutral precinct.  

Since opening in 2002, Federation Square has been embraced as Melbourne’s “Meeting Place”. The size of a city block, it is not just a first-class venue for cultural attractions and events, but provides the type of communal urban space that is vital to the well-being of any city.

Millions of people pass through Federation Square every year. It hosts large-scale exhibitions and small commercial outlets alike, and the complex architecture of the location presents a range of environmental challenges. However, sustainability initiatives implemented under a Siemens Energy Performance Contract have helped optimise energy and water consumption while minimising waste.

Largely invisible to the public eye, these sustainability measures, which have a payback period of just eight years, have helped Fed Square become a carbon-neutral precinct, demonstrating how advanced technology can power livability in our cities. 

Energy efficiency

Simple ingenuity

After years dedicated to reducing water, waste and energy consumption, Federation Square became a carbon-neutral precinct in 2015. Some of these savings are a result of both simple and highly innovative initiatives, supported by Siemens through an Energy Performance Contract as part of Victoria’s Greener Government Buildings Program.  

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Building Technologies

Learn more about Energy Performance Contracting or get in touch with the Siemens Building Technologies team.